Meet the Team

Course Director, E-RYT 500 David Lertsin

Born from a Thai father and a French mother, David grew up with a cross-cultural understanding that combined the best from both East and West. He was able to manifest in himself a bridge between Asian spirituality with the rationality and freedom of thoughts from European philosophy.

Since childhood, David's interest in the Orient has been reflected in his dedication to martial arts. His expressive power was balanced through early initiation to Zen meditation under Zen masters, and later into silent meditation of the Vipassana practice. He earned his black belts in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu by the age of 20, and began teaching these disciplines soon after as his teacher's assistant.

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Lead Trainer, E-RYT 200 Vari Morales

Vari was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. Both of his parents immigrated from Puerto Rico and he learned at an early age that life has its challenges. In his early 20s, Vari felt something was seriously lacking in his life. With his mother's encouragement, Vari seeked spiritual guidance and discovered yoga. Inspired to deepen his spiritual growth, Vari embarked on a yoga journey during which time he volunteered his time and energy at an ashram at Cre Paulo in Boston. Most of his teaching style came from his time spent there. From Cre Paulo, Vari traveled to India for two years to continue his development in yoga and absorb teachings from the original lineage.

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Lead Trainer, E-RYT 200 Mathieu Boldron

Mathieu Boldron was born and raised in Paris. He discovered yoga during a period in his life when he was a singer and actor in the Broadway musical, The Lion King. He performed in various shows in several languages and countries: La Cage aux Folles, Sister Act, and many others. His practice became a way to root down, find expression, and to create balance his life.

Mathieu teaches yoga worldwide; he's most often in Paris, London, New York, Koh Phangan and Istanbul. He's well known in France for teaching inversion classes and workshops. He mentored with many different teachers including Chris Chavez, Dice Iida Klein, Briohny Smyth and Clara Roberts Oss in Vinyasa and Anusara based styles. His classes are fun and challenging!

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Lead Trainer, E-RYT 200 Marcela Mota

Marcela is an international teacher and co-founder of All Yoga Brazil. She organizes and teaches yoga teacher trainings, advanced trainings, retreats and workshops all around the world. Blending her Brazilian roots and loving nature, Marcela is a lively, caring and playful teacher who spreads love and compassion.

She truly believes that yoga unlocks the potential inside us, and opens the path to a very profound knowledge of who we really are. Marcela is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga. She joyfully helps others discover their unique paths leading to emotional and physical healing, as well as spiritual growth.

Lead Trainer, E-RYT 200 Corey Wu

Corey was born in Taiwan and lived in North America for over 20 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Corey is a certified personal trainer and competed in multiple bodybuilding competitions. He worked as an engineer for 16 years, climbing smoothly up the corporate ladder, and at one time even considered yoga a "sissy sport". He also considered himself the least spiritual person in the world.

However, one day his life was turned upside down due to some personal tragedies. In his darkest hours, he stumbled across yoga. The world as he knew it, changed completely. He was shocked to realize he was living in such darkness, lacking any awareness of it. Corey felt like a baby opening his eyes for the first time. He learned how to release energy, emotions, and negative thoughts. He no longer felt burdened by the stereotypical notions of how to be "masculine".

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Philosophy Teacher Dr. Ganesh Rao

Dr. Rao skillfully utilizes his academic expertise to guide students into understanding the authentic traditions of yoga. In this pursuit, the goals of physical health, mental clarity, emotional harmony and serenity may be attained with sincere engagement.

He has conducted more than 13500 sessions of Yoga education to date, covering both the theory and practice of all aspects of Yoga catering towards health and healing. Dr. Rao's extensive credentials include:

  • Guide for Ph.D. students in Philosophy and Yoga at Mumbai University and K.K. Sanskrit University, Nagpur
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Trainer, E-RYT 200 Sara Martin Blanco

Sara began her yoga journey at the age of 17. Since stepping onto the mat for the first time, her practice has been a part of her life ever since. A curious and passionate student, she naturally progressed in her yoga education and became a Yoga Alliance accredited RYT 500 teacher. Sara's teachers include Javier Castro, Chris Chavez, Lucas Benet, Tina Nance, and she's also studied and assisted with Meghan Currie

Her classes cultivate fire, invite possibility and challenge students to "Burn Bright". Predominantly based on the Ashtanga system, her teaching is also laced with modern approaches to yoga such as Anusara and Sridaiva.

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Trainer, E-RYT 200 Arki Lee

Arki is a native of Taiwan. She started her yoga practice as an alternative form of exercise, though initially she was unimpressed. Arki had attended very gentle classes and felt that it was too easy and there was too little sweating or exertion to be considered beneficial as "exercise". Everything changed when she went to her first Rocket Yoga class. Even though at the time she was still unable to perform many of the postures, she knew it was something special that she'd never experienced before.

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Anatomy teacher, E-RYT 200 Wendy Chan

Wendy's background and interest in eastern and western philosophy led her to explore and study the workings of the mind, body and subtle energies of the universe. After exploring the philosophies and meditation from several traditions, she found her peace in Zen meditation and yoga. This helped Wendy to realize her true calling: to teach and share what she has learnt about yoga and meditation. Having diverse trainings in yoga, philosophy, meditation, anatomy and therapy, Wendy seeks a balanced and complete view of one's practice and spiritual development.

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David Lertsin

Born from a Thai father and a French mother, David grew up with a cross-cultural understanding that combined the best from both East and West. He was able to manifest in himself a bridge between Asian spirituality with the rationality and freedom of thoughts from European philosophy.

Since childhood, David's interest in the Orient has been reflected in his dedication to martial arts. His expressive power was balanced through early initiation to Zen meditation under Zen masters, and later into silent meditation of the Vipassana practice. He earned his black belts in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu by the age of 20, and began teaching these disciplines soon after as his teacher's assistant

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The following step from martial arts to Yoga was very natural. He was introduced to Yoga at the age of 21 and immediately knew this practice would be the perfect complement to his Spiritual journey.

Trained by the late renowned Yoga teacher Larry Schultz, he soon gained recognition and become Larry's partner for his entry into Asia.

David not only practice yoga for the healing aspect but also as a moving meditation reaching higher stage of Inner Silence and insight. His Vinyasa Rocket classes are dynamic and grounded in a natural flow, helping students to grow in their practice and building in them more confidence, strength, and mindfulness on and off the mat.

David is a very inspiring teacher and his personalized style based on his background is the perfect way to let go of tensions and go deeper into a practice that will bring joy, happiness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the True Self.

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Vari Morales

Vari was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. Both of his parents immigrated from Puerto Rico and he learned at an early age that life has its challenges. In his early 20s, Vari felt something was seriously lacking in his life. With his mother's encouragement, Vari seeked spiritual guidance and discovered yoga. Inspired to deepen his spiritual growth, Vari embarked on a yoga journey during which time he volunteered his time and energy at an ashram at Cre Paulo in Boston. Most of his teaching style came from his time spent there. From Cre Paulo, Vari traveled to India for two years to continue his development in yoga and absorb teachings from the original lineage.

Vari's teaching philosophy rooted in the belief of staying connected with the breath regardless of the yoga style one is practicing. As life is breath, nothing is possible without it. For nearly a decade now, Vari has been a dedicated yoga teacher sharing his passion and inspiring others on a daily basis.

Currently living in Chiang Mai Thailand, everyday he is thankful for his students and the ability to continue along this wonderful journey. Vari is known for his charisma and his classes are truly a transformational experience.

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Mathieu Boldron

Mathieu Boldron was born and raised in Paris. He discovered yoga during a period in his life when he was a singer and actor in the Broadway musical, The Lion King. He performed in various shows in several languages and countries: La Cage aux Folles, Sister Act, and many others. His practice became a way to root down, find expression, and to create balance his life.

Mathieu teaches yoga worldwide; he's most often in Paris, London, New York, Koh Phangan and Istanbul. He's well known in France for teaching inversion classes and workshops. He mentored with many different teachers including Chris Chavez, Dice Iida Klein, Briohny Smyth and Clara Roberts Oss in Vinyasa and Anusara based styles. His classes are fun and challenging!

Mathieu looks for his students to experience through their range of motion the unity that brings expression, awareness and lightness to their life and practice… Follow him on his website: www.mathieuboldron.com

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Corey Wu

Corey was born in Taiwan and lived in North America for over 20 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Corey is a certified personal trainer and competed in multiple bodybuilding competitions. He worked as an engineer for 16 years, climbing smoothly up the corporate ladder, and at one time even considered yoga a "sissy sport". He also considered himself the least spiritual person in the world.

However, one day his life was turned upside down due to some personal tragedies. In his darkest hours, he stumbled across yoga. The world as he knew it, changed completely. He was shocked to realize he was living in such darkness, lacking any awareness of it. Corey felt like a baby opening his eyes for the first time. He learned how to release energy, emotions, and negative thoughts. He no longer felt burdened by the stereotypical notions of how to be "masculine".

Yoga has been such a life­changing journey for Corey that he decided to dedicate his life to it. After receiving his teaching certificate from YYoga in Vancouver and completed Advanced Rocket Yoga Training, he was hired by a major yoga studio in Taipei. He's had the opportunity to study with Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kino MacGregor, Doug Swenson and others. Corey now teaches Ashtanga, Rocket, Yin and Hot yoga, and offers workshops. His teaching retains a strong emphasis on yoga philosophy, because after all, it was the very reason why he was originally attracted to this therapeutic and transformative practice.

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Dr. Ganesh Rao

Dr. Rao skillfully utilizes his academic expertise to guide students into understanding the authentic traditions of yoga. In this pursuit, the goals of physical health, mental clarity, emotional harmony and serenity may be attained with sincere engagement.

He has conducted more than 13500 sessions of Yoga education to date, covering both the theory and practice of all aspects of Yoga catering towards health and healing. Dr. Rao's extensive credentials include:

  • Guide for Ph.D. students in Philosophy and Yoga at Mumbai University and K.K. Sanskrit University, Nagpur
  • Advisor to Kaivalyadhama Health & Yoga Research Center, Mumbai
  • Member of the Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala.
  • Visiting Faculty at Mumbai University
  • Visiting Faculty at K. J. Somaiya Institute for the Diploma Courses in Yoga and Counseling, for B.A. and M.A. Degree Courses in Philosophy and Yoga Shastra
  • Visiting Faculty at Kaivalyadham, Mumbai and Lonavla
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Sara Martin Blanco

Sara began her yoga journey at the age of 17. Since stepping onto the mat for the first time, her practice has been a part of her life ever since. A curious and passionate student, she naturally progressed in her yoga education and became a Yoga Alliance accredited RYT 500 teacher. Sara's teachers include Javier Castro, Chris Chavez, Lucas Benet, Tina Nance, and she's also studied and assisted with Meghan Currie

Her classes cultivate fire, invite possibility and challenge students to "Burn Bright". Predominantly based on the Ashtanga system, her teaching is also laced with modern approaches to yoga such as Anusara and Sridaiva.

Sara's infinite love for yoga has inspired her to spread this personal mantra — LOVE FULLY, have fun, keep things simple and experience movement as true medicine.

The words she lives by: "Yoga for me is Home. Make space within you and take it wherever you go."

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Arki Lee

Arki is a native of Taiwan. She started her yoga practice as an alternative form of exercise, though initially she was unimpressed. Arki had attended very gentle classes and felt that it was too easy and there was too little sweating or exertion to be considered beneficial as "exercise". Everything changed when she went to her first Rocket Yoga class. Even though at the time she was still unable to perform many of the postures, she knew it was something special that she'd never experienced before.

Arki dedicated herself to the yoga practice and it became such a passion that she decided to quit her job and join the All Yoga 200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training and began her teaching career. Working with Corey Wu, Arki is now runs the All Yoga Taiwan teacher training program.

Arki currently practices under the instruction of KPJAY certified Ashtanga teacher Daniel Wu. She also completed Sarah Powers' Mindfulness Yin teacher training, and also teaches Yin, Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga. Arki believes that if you put your heart and soul into each practice, the presence and awareness is the best reward one can possibly receive.

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Wendy Chan

Wendy's background and interest in eastern and western philosophy led her to explore and study the workings of the mind, body and subtle energies of the universe. After exploring the philosophies and meditation from several traditions, she found her peace in Zen meditation and yoga. This helped Wendy to realize her true calling: to teach and share what she has learnt about yoga and meditation. Having diverse trainings in yoga, philosophy, meditation, anatomy and therapy, Wendy seeks a balanced and complete view of one's practice and spiritual development.

Founder and director of Yoga Seeds (Singapore), Wendy hosts regular yoga retreats and conducts trainings in locations all over Asia. She is the lead trainer and program director for Yoga Seeds 200 hr Teaching Training course. When Wendy's not travelling, she's back home in Singapore, teaching in various settings, including corporate yoga classes, yoga for children, private yoga sessions, regular studio sessions and also community classes for the underprivileged. In fact, she teaches anywhere that she can unroll her mat! An ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, she organizes regular fundraisers and classes for charity and is deeply committed to giving back to the community. Her style of yoga is a unique blend of Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, with emphasis on the breath in both movement and stillness.

Certifications & Trainings
  • E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500 in Dec 2016
  • RYT 200 Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training
  • RYT 300 Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh Yoga Peeth
  • RYT 50 Yin Yoga, Anatomy and theory with Paul Grilley
  • Yoga Instructor Training Certificate, Institute of Vivekananda Yoga and Research Development, India
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (Chinese Medicine and Myofascial Release) with Tiffany Cruikshank
  • Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training
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